Why Nutrition?

Why should you improve your nutritional status?

 

The importance of high-quality nutrition in the battle against a malignancy cannot be overstated. Cancer patients who have a higher nutritional status are more likely to fight off infections and recover from their illness.

 

Food should be viewed as a way to boost your immune system  and enhance your health! Certain foods can be  disease fighting weapons. Scientific research highlights the powerful cancer-protective properties of many foods which may possess therapeutic properties similar to, or even better than, synthetic drugs. We can use these anticancer compounds that occur naturally in certain foods to prevent cancer from progressing.

International agencies such as the American Institute of Cancer Research (click here) and the World Health Organisation have websites promoting certain foods and cancer prevention. World-renowned hospitals such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center  and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (click here) have websites which promote a healthy diet and lifestyle in their recommendations for cancer management and prevention. The Australian Cancer Council also advocates diet and lifestyle changes! (click here)! There are websites devoted to patients with cancer and nutrition therapy (click here). 

Nutrition therapy returns the cancer patient to a healthier status.

 

More wellness in the body means less illness.

 

Foods and beverages to highlight in a patients diet include:

  • kale, watercress, bok choy, broccoli 

  • cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts

  • green tea 

  • mushrooms, garlic,  onions, shallots 

  • ginger

  • berries

  • live culture yoghurt 

  • turmeric 

  • black pepper

  • citrus fruits

  • olive oil

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